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ERIC Number: EJ843896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2705
Teaching Resiliency Theory to Substance Abuse Counselors
Ward, Kelly
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, v2 n2 p17-31 2003
Resiliency is the ability to cope in the face of adversity. One protective factor that promotes resiliency in substance-abusing dysfunctional families is family rituals and traditions. Social workers and substance abuse counselors can teach family members how to instill resiliency in their families and themselves through rituals and traditions. To work with their clients to promote resiliency, clinicians need to learn how to identify substance abusers in family systems, recognize the presence or absence of resiliency among family members, and determine the presence or absence of family rituals and traditions. To this end, Kolb's learning theory is presented along with its application to classroom instruction and an assessment tool to identify client family rituals and traditions. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A